Last week, Apple officially unveiled the Apple iPhone 6S, the Apple iPhone 6S Plus, the Apple iPad Pro, and the Apple iPad Mini 4. What was missing in action was the Apple iPad Air 3. If you’re worried Apple will no longer has plans of launching a follow-up to the iPad Air 2, a report is claiming that Apple plans to announce its new 9.7-inch iPad later this year. The same report also has specs to reveal.
This is according to a report from Chinese-speaking MyDrivers. It reports that the Apple iPad Air 3 will be officially unveiled later this year or early next year.
The same report claims to more about the tablet’s specs. It claims that the Apple iPad Air 3 will feature the same 9.7-inch screen, but have a resolution of 2334 x 3112 pixels, which is higher than the iPad Air 2’s resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. This would work out to a pixel density of 401 ppi and an aspect ratio of 4:3.
As for the iPad Air 3’s processor, it is said to come with either the A9 or the A9X chip under the hood. As for the device’s RAM, it is said to sport either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM. The larger Apple iPad Pro also sports 4 GB of RAM.
Although everything else seems to be upgraded, this is not the same case with the Apple iPad Air 3’s battery. According to the report, the upcoming iPad Air will come with a battery with a lower capacity than the 7,340 mAh battery found in the Apple iPad Air 2.
According to previous reports, other rumoured specs include a camera combo consisting of an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The iPad Air 3 is said to be available in the following storage options: 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. If you’re looking for an extremely thin tablet, then you might want to wait for the next iPad. It is said that the device will be a mere 5 mm-thin. Unlike previous iterations of the iPad, you no longer have to worry about the tablet getting wet. Reports claim that the device will be IP certified. Currently, only the Apple Watch comes with an IPX7 rating, which means it can be dunked in 1 meter of water for as much as 30 minutes and survive.
If the report is accurate, it contradicts previous reports that claim Apple has no plans of lifting the lid on a new 9.7-inch iPad this 2015.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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